I’m back another month with another excerpt. I’m so pleased with the success of Mr. Darcy’s Bluestocking Bride. Thank you all so much for supporting that book! I’m plotting the next in the sequel and hope to release it in early 2018.
Now, I am working on book three in the When Love Blooms series. The first book, Sufficient Encouragement, focused on Darcy and Elizabeth’s courtship. Book two, Renewed Hope, retold the first book through the eyes of the minor character couples. The overall theme was giving love a second chance. Now, the series will follow these couples as they achieve their happily ever afters.
Extraordinary Devotion begins when Richard leaves Darcy and Elizabeth after the skirmish with Luddites in Yorkshire. He’s desperate to return to London, where he has left the love of his life behind. Betrayed by his first love, who sought to have an affair with his brother, Richard never expected to love again.
His orders North disrupted their wedding plans, and then her parents wished to put the marriage off until he could resign his commission, something Richard cannot do until this conflict is resolved. Is Belinda still waiting for him? The events of the book will indeed test their devotion to one another.
I am still working on this story and do not have a blurb yet, but I wanted to share an excerpt. Look for this story in early October.
Some while later, Richard kissed Belinda good night before checking the hall to be sure it was empty. Not that he should fear for her reputation. They would wed on the morrow.
Actually, Richard had not managed to discuss that. After her sweet demand, very little was said. Well, anything of substance, that is. No matter, she was staying in his parents’ home, and they could make plans in the morning. When his head hit his pillow, a sleepy grin diffused over his face.
He awoke with a start to the voices of his valet and father. When he rose from his bed, he instantly regretted the movement. Stars fluttered before his eyes, and he jerked to one side as though pushed.
“What the devil?” he muttered under his breath as his visitors intruded on his privacy.
“You are awake!” Truman said with some surprise.
“As you see.” Sleep still fogged his brain, and it felt a good deal like being hungover. Something about this made no sense.
“Should we send the physician back?” the Earl asked.
“I am entirely well,” Richard said with a yawn and stretch that caused his head to pound again.
The Earl shook his head. “Son, when you sleep for two days, you are not well. What on earth could have made you push yourself in such a way?”
Belinda. Richard stood, fighting through the aching in his body. He had slept for two days after their night together? She must be out of her mind with worry.
“Has anyone told Belinda?”
His father and valet exchanged a look. For a moment, neither one of them would meet Richard’s eyes.
“Has something happened to Belinda?” Richard pushed past the mute pair and approached the door, determined to find her.
“She is gone,” his father said. “You will never see her again.”
Poor Richard!! What do you think he will do about that?
I’ll see you next month with another excerpt and release news! Until then, happy reading!
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